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The Children of Lir by Marion Grace Woolley
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it was amazing
bookshelves: existential-thinking, just-a-bit-odd, on-love, scifi-fantasy, telling-history

Take the fuzzy legends of outsized heroes, impossible magic, and incestuous couplings. Turn it into a recognizable labyrinth of family tribes struggling to find their place in the world and make their days as joyous as possible. No small order!
As a consumer of Celtic tales, I appreciated MGW's bringing those ancient heroes down to human scale and making their motivations clear. I loved her deft use of Gaelic language and simple palette of symbols that unlock a lot of the emotion of the characters for the reader. The gods, magic, time itself seem to be characters here, and I loved being wrapped up in the fabric of ancient Eire and whirled through the highs and lows of the children's youth, then peeking in as history skated past them. They were enchanted; so was I.

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Reading Progress

July 30, 2019 – Started Reading
August 13, 2019 – Finished Reading
August 16, 2019 – Shelved
August 16, 2019 – Shelved as: existential-thinking
August 16, 2019 – Shelved as: just-a-bit-odd
August 16, 2019 – Shelved as: on-love
August 16, 2019 – Shelved as: scifi-fantasy
August 16, 2019 – Shelved as: telling-history

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